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DadOf2LittleAngels Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-01-08 12:58 PM
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29. Its only marginally about 'cheeper workers'
When you say that to someone who supports H1B's they will counter with the fact that often these guys are paid the market rate... What they leave out is they work these guys 60 hours a week and they are *basically* wage slaves as changing companies is *extremely* difficult if not impossible.

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  -Anybody here believe the US needs foreign workers for IT jobs? raccoon  Apr-01-08 10:07 AM   #0 
  - Not me. Unfortunately many of our Dems in Congress believe it. nt  thecatburgler   Apr-01-08 10:11 AM   #1 
  - I always read that as they need cheaper workers  OmahaBlueDog   Apr-01-08 10:11 AM   #2 
  - Its only marginally about 'cheeper workers'  DadOf2LittleAngels   Apr-01-08 12:58 PM   #29 
  - There are millions of us that cannot even get an interview.  greyhound1966   Apr-01-08 10:12 AM   #3 
  - No.  sinkingfeeling   Apr-01-08 10:13 AM   #4 
  - They're lying out of their asses!  kentuck   Apr-01-08 10:14 AM   #5 
  - anyone here who still defends "free trade" capitalism,  leftofthedial   Apr-01-08 10:15 AM   #6 
  - Don't forget the construction workers now  madokie   Apr-01-08 10:15 AM   #7 
  - Nurses are next.  thecatburgler   Apr-01-08 11:04 AM   #15 
     - The best I can figure from reading here the ones who are advocating cheap construction workers  madokie   Apr-01-08 11:28 AM   #23 
  - I work as a DBA at one of the Fortune 100 Companies..  RethugAssKicker   Apr-01-08 10:23 AM   #8 
  - Yep, I saw it too, layoff Americans while quietly importing foreigners  Morereason   Apr-02-08 10:26 PM   #44 
  - There is at least one law firm...  alpizzy   Apr-01-08 10:29 AM   #9 
  - Yes there is, and here's a link to it.  greyhound1966   Apr-01-08 10:07 PM   #30 
  - I don't - n/t  Jim__   Apr-01-08 10:32 AM   #10 
  - Hell no!  undeterred   Apr-01-08 10:32 AM   #11 
  - If you want instant global communication, you're going to get outsourcing  NoMoreMyths   Apr-01-08 10:33 AM   #12 
  - ding ding ding!  northzax   Apr-01-08 11:06 AM   #16 
  - You did not get his point. You are "free" to eventually become a "resource" and slave labor,  Morereason   Apr-02-08 10:28 PM   #45 
  - Uh, there's still this little matter of contributing to the economy.  HughBeaumont   Apr-01-08 11:37 AM   #24 
  - Hell of a reality we've built up eh?  NoMoreMyths   Apr-01-08 12:36 PM   #26 
  - I see you've updated your journal  OhioChick   Apr-02-08 07:50 AM   #41 
  - Allowing companies to race to the bottom is not only bad for working people...  calipendence   Apr-01-08 11:21 PM   #35 
  - No. We don't need foreign workers.  JDPriestly   Apr-01-08 10:54 AM   #13 
  - If you decimate the blue collar workforce with free trade, they can't afford expensive US IT workers  Romulox   Apr-01-08 10:56 AM   #14 
  - Many unemployed American IT workers around here.  Bozita   Apr-01-08 11:06 AM   #17 
  - No, it's bullshit  IAmJacksSmirkingRevenge   Apr-01-08 11:13 AM   #18 
  - not only No but HELL No. (nt)  bean fidhleir   Apr-01-08 11:14 AM   #19 
  - I'll join the no vote  Johonny   Apr-01-08 11:15 AM   #20 
  - Thom Hartmann is talking about H1-b visas now on AAR  Bozita   Apr-01-08 11:16 AM   #21 
  - What has happened is that a whole generation (or maybe two)  Lydia Leftcoast   Apr-01-08 11:17 AM   #22 
  - IT Shortage - Not!  OutNow   Apr-01-08 12:09 PM   #25 
  - IT is all about hotspots  DadOf2LittleAngels   Apr-01-08 12:49 PM   #27 
  - No, and I'm getting pretty fucking tired of interviewing ---  EnviroBat   Apr-01-08 12:58 PM   #28 
  - it is absolute garbage  Skittles   Apr-01-08 10:14 PM   #31 
  - No, and I speak as someone with a lot of experience in IT  The Straight Story   Apr-01-08 10:15 PM   #32 
  - I used to talk to people like you all night in my job  Skittles   Apr-01-08 10:17 PM   #33 
  - Hell No.  OhioChick   Apr-01-08 10:19 PM   #34 
  - Yes! Americans aren't smart or educated enough....  Codedonkey   Apr-01-08 11:29 PM   #36 
  - Uh, yeah........  alittlelark   Apr-02-08 12:41 AM   #38 
  - I'm a software engineer and I'd work for $45,000.  Firespirit   Apr-01-08 11:31 PM   #37 
  - Sure. The same as we need nurses from the Philippines,  Hannah Bell   Apr-02-08 01:15 AM   #39 
  - Just like credit cards, another stupid idea.  Rex   Apr-02-08 01:16 AM   #40 
  - Hell no, that just liar culture talk!  aldo   Apr-02-08 04:23 PM   #42 
  - NO n/t  musette_sf   Apr-02-08 04:28 PM   #43 

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